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JACOPO GALLELLI

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Jacopo Gallelli has been the first and only (until now) European angler to take part in the Bassmaster Classic and also to win a Pro tournament in the USA. His career has distant origins, since he caught, when he was a kid, the first fish and told his father that this would become his job. He continued in his pursuit by making fishing his irresistible passion, experimenting all the possible techniques, fly fishing included, until the age of 14, when he decided to devote himself to bass fishing only. He soon started cooperating with important tackle stores in his hometown (Florence, Italy) and competing in Bass Fishing tournaments around Italy with very good results. In a few years he became the most known and promising angler in Italy, getting him active roles in Fishing magazines and TV shows around the country.
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Bass Pro Tour 2024 - Logo
Bass Pro Tour 2024
April 9-14
Dale Hollow Lake
2024/04/14
Byrdstown, Tenn.
federation

4

CIRCUITS

tournament

19

EVENTS

map

27.000

MILES ACROSS USA

UPCOMINGEVENT

Bass Pro Tour 2024 - Logo
Bass Pro Tour 2024
April 9-14
Dale Hollow Lake
2024/04/14
Byrdstown, Tenn.
federation

4

CIRCUITS

tournament

19

EVENTS

map

27.000

MILES ACROSS USA

UPCOMINGEVENT

Bass Pro Tour 2024 - Logo
Bass Pro Tour 2024
April 9-14
Dale Hollow Lake
2024/04/14
Byrdstown, Tenn.

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Jacopo Gallelli BKK Predator WG Weedless - Foto 7
Wacky&Neko = Predator W.G 
In recent years, techniques like wacky rig and neko have become very popular among Bass fishermen around the world. The need to have a specific hook for this technique that had specific characteristics of snag resistance, ease of bait rigging, and hook set capability, led me to request BKK to develop some prototypes.

Jacopo Gallelli - Santee Cooper 2024 - Foto 3
Jacopo Adapts, Improves Result at Santee
When the first bass you catch weighs seven pounds, six ounces, you can be pretty sure your day has begun well and you would say it on almost any lake. But on the Bass Pro Tour, anything can happen. For example, you might land a giant bass and then not catch another, or you might find yourself surrounded by fish you only see in your dreams – or surrounded by gators. Luckily, gator season was…

Jacopo Gallelli - Lake Guntersville
Good, not great.
Jacopo competed in his second tournament of the season when he fished his home lake, Guntersvillein the Phoenix Bass Fishing League tournament there. He chose to compete and practice there even though it is not part of the Bass Pro Tour, because it nonetheless offered Jacopo a chance to stay sharp, practice new strategies and try new spots and techniques

Jacopo Gallelli - Freedom Marine
Freedom Marine Center and Jacopo Gallelli
The sponsorship and support from Freedom Marine Center of Guntersville are tightening even further for the newly started season. Jacopo’s participation in the Bass Pro Tour 2024 can therefore increasingly rely on the professionalism and availability of the friends at Freedom Marine who have been following Jacopo since his early important races in America. On Jacopo’s Phoenix bass boat, we can see the new wrapping prominently featuring the Freedom Marine logo, among the most important sponsors.

Blog Article: Bass Pro Tour 2024 - Toledo Bend - Foto 1
Toledo Bend, a chilling first experience
Having obtained his last minute invite to the long sought after Bass Pro Tour, Jacopo showed up on Toledo Bend loaded with hope and new insights to begin the new season in the best way. A few days of official practice available to him provided interesting results, so much so that he thought he might have a good tournament. We have to remember, however, that the Bass Pro Tour fields the top American professional bass anglers in a particular format. No longer is competition a question of landing your five best fish (by weight), but rather the total weight of all an angler’s catches, which are essentially without limit. This format is possible due to the presence of a marshall in every boat who instantly verifies the weight of a legal fish, thereby recording the catch in the live standings. The tournament, which is transmitted live from cameras on the boats of the pros who are highest in the standings, is essentially live and the standings are continualy updated. All of this radically changes the strategies that each angler must adopt in order to win. From the search for big fish and from sitting on a single spot, anglers must instead seek out zones that hold the most bass of a medium-large size.

Blog Article Picture - Is it still a spectacle?
Is it still a spectacle?
Despite all of our love for bass fishing in all of its forms, it’s hard not to remark that the spectacle of live-streamed bass fishing from American tournaments has diminished over the past two years. It’s a shame, because the Americans are masters of televised entertainment and we are a bit surprised by what is happening on the MLF circuit. The advent of fishing with Livescope and with similar technologies obligates anglers to endure long fishing sessions curved over the screens at their feet, without ever casting toward structure or an interested grass mat. Of course, the bites can come at a constant clip, but for those of us watching the live stream it hardly constitutes a spectacle. Add the live weighing and immediate release, and you’ve also lost the show at the podium. Apparently, this last method is better for the fish, who are returned almost immediately after being landed, sparing them the stress of a visit to the livewell. But in reality, a tournament that is devoted to catching the biggest fish limits the number of catches (thereby placing fewer fish in the livewell), and in that way is different than the unlimited catch that is the formula of the Bass Pro Tour. In sum, in watching Jacopo’s tournaments from home, we, the Italian audience, have noticed these changes. We are also sure, however, that American media won’t easily betray their commitment to spectacle and entertainment, and that they are probably already reconsidering it.

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